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Team Nila and SportCares join in the fight against the coronavirus

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In his remarks on the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Situation in Singapore on 8 February 2020, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong mentions the effort of Team Nila in distributing masks to Singaporeans at 07:44 of the video.

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Singapore is banding together as we continue to fight the spread of the Wuhan Virus, otherwise known as the coronavirus.

Following the announcement that the Government will be distributing surgical masks to every household in Singapore, about 1,500 SAF personnel were activated to pack a total of 5.2 million masks for distribution.

835 Team Nila volunteers and 12 SportCares youths also got into the act by helping to distribute the surgical masks over the recent weekend at the various designated distribution points island wide.

team nila distributing masks photo: team nila facebookPhoto: Team Nila Facebook

One of the Team Nila volunteers, Candi Tan, 40, was seen volunteering together with her daughter, Caitlyn Chua, 6.

Candi said: “This is a first step for Caitlyn to start her volunteerism and contribute to the community and nation. She had seen me shave my head bald for Hair for Hope before but she was not able to do the same due to her ballet commitments. Thank you Team Nila for coordinating this.”

teamsg athletes distributing masks photo: teamsg facebookPhoto: Team Singapore Facebook

Our Team Singapore athletes also helped out as athletes from Golf, Kickboxing, Jiu-jitsu and Tennis came together to help distribute surgical masks to the residents of Tampines as well.

If you have not already collected your surgical masks, please click here to find out where to do so.

In the interest of your safety and others, we would like to advise members of the public who feel unwell or experience the following symptoms :

• Runny nose

• Headache

• Fever

• Cough

• Breathlessness

to seek medical advice and refrain from engaging in sport and/or physical activity.

You may also click here for an advisory on how to wear a surgical mask and when to wear one.

 

If you wish to help:

Team Nila: To volunteer, visit https://www.myactivesg.com/Whats-On/Team-Nila-Sport-Volunteer-Drive

Food From The Heart: To volunteer, visit https://www.foodfromtheheart.sg or WhatsApp 81280432

Food Bank Singapore: To donate, visit https://www.giving.sg/the-food-bank-singapore-ltd

Free Food For All: To donate or volunteer, visit https://freefood.org.sg

Willing Hearts: To volunteer, visit http://www.willinghearts.org.sg